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Benefis offers thousands in health care scholarships

The deadline for all applications deadline is June 1

 

April 11, 2019



From Benefis Health System Foundation

Scholarship applications are now available for college students working toward degrees in healthcare through the Benefis Health System Foundation’s Health care Scholarship Program. The deadline to apply for both Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 is June 1. The award maximum is $2,500 per semester or $5,000 per year and is based on funds available.

The Benefis Foundation’s Healthcare Scholarship Program is designed to help students from Great Falls and the surrounding region pursue a degree, certification or advancement in a medically related field.

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the Benefis Foundation has thousands of dollars in scholarships to award to students with dreams of becoming healthcare providers. Last year, more than $77,500 in scholarships were awarded.

The Health care Scholarship Program offers a general Medical Education Scholarship, more than a dozen named scholarships funded by long-time donors, and several other scholarships that are all eligible for renewal. All scholarships and application forms are listed on the Benefis Foundation website at http://www.benefis.org/foundation-scholarships/.

Criteria vary for each scholarship. Some require a Work Commitment Agreement with Benefis while others do not. All applicants must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and full-time students must be taking nine or more credits. Along with scholastic achievement, awardees are selected based on community involvement, strong career motivation and personal recommendations. The Healthcare Scholarship Program Committee determines which scholarship(s) each applicant is eligible for based on criteria, and then the selection process begins.

All complete application packets must be postmarked or delivered to the Benefis Foundation office by June 1.

The Healthcare Scholarship Program has provided more than $1.1 million in scholarships since 1998. For more information or to support the Benefis Foundation’s Scholarship Program, people can visit http://www.benefis.org/foundation-scholarships, call 406-455-5840, or email [email protected]

 

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